Casual Friday: Candy Cane Mania

Behold the humble candy cane. With no fat or cholesterol and containing only about 55 calories, it's a pretty great holiday treat. More than 1.8 billion of them will be made for the holiday season,  easily beating out the 150 million chocolate Santas produced. National Candy Cane Day is celebrated on December 26th, of course, and consumers will spent about $200 million on candy canes during the holiday season. So, let's take a look at some ways to celebrate. Our friends at Pinterest have all things candy cane from recipes to decorations:

You're probably looking for a way to spruce up your holiday look for the office party. Why not candy cane eye shadow?

And after all that holiday shopping, not to mention a little stressful family time thrown in, you're probably going to be ready for a drink. The Four Seasons to the rescue with this recipe for a Candy Cane Cocktail:


1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish

2 ounces strawberry vodka

4 dashes white creme de menthe

2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice

Ice cubes


  1. Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.